DHAKA, Bangladesh — Lejo Sibbel is not a man of many words. But his sense of resolution is obvious, as is his enthusiasm for the Better Work Programme for which he is senior design adviser at the International Labour Organization country office for Bangladesh.
Hailed as one of the transformative initiatives for the industry last October, Better Work was launched after the labor law package was passed by the Bangladesh Parliament. In association with the International Finance Corporation and funded by several countries, including the U.S. and Netherlands, the initiative is an ILO-driven focus on making factories more compliant and competitive.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"